In Charles Schultz’s 1965 classic A Charlie Brown Christmas, Lucy asks for one thing for Christmas…
Lucy Van Pelt: I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.
Charlie Brown: What is it you want?
Lucy Van Pelt: Real estate.
On Friday, Dad bought my tree. The tree that I shot my deer from this past season. It had been on private land at the start of the season, became public land when CMP acquired the land in order to extend their powerlines through Maine and became private land again when Dad signed the papers.
After the paperwork was signed, I made Mom hike down to my tree so she could take a picture of me and Dad and our tree. I’m such a geek! But, that’s the big news – Dad bought the land to secure our hunting and keep my tree safe!
My tree also has 28 acres attached to it = )